IMPORTANT: Gainesville City Commission Meeting Tonight – GRU

From the Alachua County Republican Executive Committee:

To ACREC members and Concerned GRU Customers,
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A very important meeting is happening this week at the Gainesville City Commission on Thursday, 3/21, at 6:00 pm and your attendance is requested.  PLEASE ARRIVE BY 5:45 TO GET A SEAT!!  The City is going to take a vote on MORE DEBT!!! They refuse to cut spending on “pet projects.” In summary, the UAB (Utility Advisory Board) had a meeting last Thursday to look at refinancing some existing bond and increasing our debt by another $200 million or so. The bonds would have been paid off over the next 5 years, but the CC (City Commission) doesn’t want to reduce spending to make this happen. So they want to refinance the bonds at a lower initial rate, but based on the repayment schedule GRU will have to increase what it pays back. Basically kicking the can down the road and making the situation worse! The CC is on record talking about the dire consequences of NOT doing the refi as GRU bond rates might get lowered. Well several hours before the meeting GM (General Manager) Ed Bielarski had been notified by the rating agency Fitch that some of GRU’s debt had been downgraded, but did not disclose this fact to the full board, but did share this with Commission Adrian Hayes-Santos and the UAB chair. The UAB voted for the refi and the $200+ million which the CC will be voting on at theThursday evening meeting. Bielarski withheld the news from the UAB board and effectively spun his presentation to make the UAB vote the way he wanted – which is what the CC wanted! So the UAB gives the CC cover for acting fiscally irresponsible AGAIN! (The reason for the downgrade was that GRU has too much debt! GRU needs the $200+ because they have burnt thru significant reserves and they don’t want to reduce the $38 million general fund transfer. The estimates are that they need to cut the budget by $12 million or by some number and raise taxes. They hate the word bankruptcy, but the debt is going to consume ever larger chunks of GRU cash flow and insolvency is a very real possibility!
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Filling the chamber is necessary to help stop the City Commission from taking GRU deeper into debt in the wake of a downgrade that was concealed from the public. You don’t have speak if you don’t want to, you can just echo what Wilbur Holloway, Nathan Skop and other GRU customers are going to say. If you want to speak, the leaders of our ACREC Local Government Affairs Committee (Wilbur Holloway and Darlene Pifalo) will be able to . This is another BAD DEAL for GRU customers! A lower credit rating hurts GRU customers!!
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PLEASE COME AND BRING A FRIEND OR NEIGHBOR!!!!
We need as many people as possible!!!
STOP the Gainesville City Commission for taking GRU even deeper into debt.
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Meeting Location:
City Hall
200 E. University Avenue, Gainesville
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Please contact
Wilbur Holloway at
352-359-5677 for more information.

#RedforEd: Socialists Organizing Teachers to Turn Purple States Blue by 2020

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by Michael Patrick Leahy

A well-funded and subversive leftist movement of teachers in the United States threatens to tilt the political balance nationwide in the direction of Democrats across the country as Republicans barely hang on in key states that they need to hold for President Donald Trump to win re-election and for Republicans to have a shot at retaking the House and holding onto their Senate majority.

This teachers union effort, called #RedforEd, has its roots in the very same socialism that President Trump vowed in his 2019 State of the Union address to stop, and it began in its current form in early 2018 in a far-flung corner of the country before spreading nationally. Its stated goals–higher teacher pay and better education conditions–are overshadowed by a more malevolent political agenda: a leftist Democrat uprising designed to flip purple or red states to blue, using the might of a significant part of the education system as its lever.

The movement takes its name from a political organizing tool first seen in Florida in 2010, when teachers union members wore red to express political opposition to public school reform proposals under consideration at that time in the state and encouraged parents and political activists from other unions to join them.

Here, for the first time, Breitbart News pulls the mask back from what #RedforEd really is, who is behind the movement, and what its true objectives are, in a full examination of exactly who these people influencing the teachers of America’s kids are and what their goals–particularly their political objectives–really are. Read the full article HERE.

Read more articles about the radical left wing #REDFORED.

 

 

Progressive Gainesville City Government OKs Plastic Bag, Styrofoam Ban

A plastic bag sits alongside a roadside in Sacramento,Calif. The Gainescille City Commission gave final approval Thursday night to a ban on plastic shopping bags and polystyrene food containers. Enforcement of the ban won’t begin untio Aug. 1. [Rich Pedroncelli/The Associated Press/File]

by Cindy Swerko

Enforcement of the ban on plastic shopping bags and polystyrene carry-out food containers begins Aug. 1.

The days of plastic shopping bags and polystyrene carry-out food containers are numbered — the Gainesville City Commission gave final approval Thursday night to a ban.

Several people in the audience spoke in favor and against the ban, but it was unanimously approved. Read the rest of this article at gainesville.com.

We Squeaked Through This One: Keep Fighting

Congratulations to These Florida Patriots on Their/Our Wins Last Night

If Democrats Win the House They Will Chair Key Committees – STOP THEM

by Alan Berkelhammer:

This would not be good:

Judge Judy would not be happy if Republicans do not turn out on Election Day and let the Democrats take over the House.

But remember, this does not have to happen. You can help keep the gains of the last two years from being reversed by the Democrats (AKA Progressives, AKA Socialists), the prosperity, the low unemployment, the conservative Supreme Court justices, the reductions in bureaucratic regulations, the strong economic growth. Here’s a list of 52 Trump accomplishments. If you haven’t already voted, get out there and vote. And whether you have or not, talk to your friends, neighbors and relatives and let them know how important it is to vote to keep this train on the right track – LIBERTY AND PROSPERITY.

And when you hear people saying that the Democrats are going to win the mid-terms, whether it be in the media (print, radio or TV), in live conversations or in the pundit polls, just remember how wrong those polls were in 2016:

Please vote for Ron DeSantis for govrnor. I don’t want to live in Venezuela!

Andrew Gillum wants to make Florida’s tax rate higher than New York’s.

More:

Gillum Blasts ‘Pig’ Trump After POTUS Says ‘Stone-Cold Thief’ Will Turn FL into Venezuela

Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum gestures as he debates Republican Ron DeSantis. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, Pool)

by Tony Lee:

Tallahassee Mayor and Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) likened President Donald to a “pig” on Monday evening after Trump again called Gillum a “stone-cold thief” who will turn “Florida into Venezuela.”

Speaking to Fox News host Laura Ingraham, Trump said he did not even think Gillum, whose administration is facing an FBI corruption probe, “should be allowed to continue on with the race.”

“Well, the FBI offered him tickets at $1,800 apiece and he took ‘em,” Trump said, referring to the extremely expensive Hamilton tickets Gillum obtained. “He took a trip with the same FBI agent. I guess he was posing as a developer or something. The man stone-cold took this stuff. I don’t even think he should be allowed to continue on with the race.”

Gillum–who is in a tight race against Republican Ron DeSantis in one of the most important gubernatorial contests of 2018 that will have huge 2020 implications–fired back on Twitter after Trump’s interview aired, asking Floridians to ignore Trump. Read the rest of this article at breitbart.com.

Bishop: “Andrew Gillum Is a Well-Dressed, Smooth-Talking Pathological Liar”

Andrew Gillum and Adam Corey on a NYC boat ride

Because of documents subpoenaed by the Florida Commission on Ethics and released to the public Tuesday, the citizens of Florida now have learned that Democratic gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum is a pathological liar.

And when confronted with anything against him, Andrew will ALWAYS play the race card.

It’s his modus operandi.

According to a story reported in the Tampa Bay Times Tuesday afternoon, Andrew’s former college buddy, campaign treasurer and former Tallahassee lobbyist Adam Corey revealed the Broadway tickets to “Hamilton” were a “gift,” a/k/a  bribe, from an FBI undercover agent:

Barney Bishop

“The text messages show that, contrary to what his campaign has said, Gillum knew the tickets came from ‘Mike Miller,’ who was an FBI agent posing as a developer looking into city corruption.”

“‘Mike Miller and the crew have tickets for us to ‘Hamilton’ tonight at 8 p.m.,’ Corey texted Gillum on August 10, 2016.”

“‘Awesome news about ‘Hamilton,’ Gillum replied, according to the records. The texts appear to refute what Gillum’s campaign said just days after his unlikely win in the Democratic primary for Florida governor.”

The newspaper story goes on to recite what happened in the national television debate: “During Sunday’s debate, DeSantis asked Gillum about the tickets. ‘Did you pay for the Hamilton tickets?’ DeSantis asked. Gillum avoided directly answering the question.”

The cheapest tickets for Hamilton are $452 and can go up to $1,399, depending on where you sit.

By the way Andrew, where did you sit?

And then Andrew played the well-worn race card.

In the Tallahassee Democrat Tuesday morning, Andrew responds “… that at every turn, I was paying my own way or was with my family, for all trips, including picking up tickets from my brother Marcus … but this isn’t about a Broadway show. … The goal is obviously to use my candidacy as a way to reinforce, frankly, stereotypes about black men, Gillum said.”

What stereotypes about black men, Andrew?

No one is suggesting anything about black men, we’re suggesting you are a liar and a crook. It’s about you, not your race. You just happen to be black.

But, Andrew can’t help himself, because if he can convince the mainstream media he’s being victimized because of his race, then he can obfuscate about the truth. Read the rest of this article at sunshinestatenewss.com.

Barney Bishop III is a conservative Democrat who served as executive director of the Florida Democratic Party in the early 1990s.

America is About to Face an Invasion


There’s a ‘caravan’ of people coming up from Mexico. The fake-stream media calls them a caravan because that sounds more benign, but they’re actually illegal alien invaders and should be called that. Such invasions have occurred non-stop for many decades now. Millions of illegal aliens live in this country already. Nothing was done to deport them. Many were given amnesty. Not enforcing our border law has consequences and we’re seeing it now in the form of perpetual invasions.

The current invasion force numbers are growing and we don’t know who they are. If they are allowed in, some will commit heinous crimes. Some may be terrorists from the Middle East. All will most likely get on the dole. They’re coming for free stuff. They want free food, free housing, free medical care, free driver licenses, and free education. California will allow them to freely vote and they will vote for those pushing more free stuff—the Democratic Socialists. Read the rest of this article at grrrgraphics.com.

By the way, meet some more of your neighbors.

Central American migrants walking to the U.S. start their day departing Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018. Despite Mexican efforts to stop them at the border, a growing throng of Central American migrants resumed their advance toward the U.S. border early Sunday in southern Mexico. Their numbers swelled to about 5,000 overnight. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) – UPDATE: Latest estimates now put the sizo of this “caravan” at over 14,000.

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